Tuesday, 6th of December 2016

Staff Members

 

Director

Dr. Deepak Apte

Director

 

Dr. Deepak Apte is at present the Director of the Bombay Natural History Society. He has a doctorate degree in Marine Ecology. He also acquired post graduate certificates programme at AIT, Bangkok and Duke University, USA. For over 30 years he has been exploring marine life at various parts of Indian coast. Deepak has authored 4 books, 45 peer reviewed publications in the prestigious journals like Nature, Evolution, Systematic and Biodiversity and JMBA (UK) and several popular articles. Deepak is the member of Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board Animal Committee and Executive Committee member of CBD NGO Alliance and UNDP-GOI East Godavari Programme. At present he is heading number of research and conservation programmes in Gujarat, Maharashtra, Lakshadweep and Andaman and Nicobar and central India.

 

In 2008, Deepak received prestigious Whitley Award given by the Shears Foundation for his work of establishing community managed marine protected area and saving Giant Clams in Lakshadweep. Recently he received Whitley Continuation Award to do research and conservation of giant clams in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He is a Fellow of the Smithsonian Environmental Leadership Programme, LEAD-India, International Visitors Programme, USA and Duke University Marine Programme. Well travelled to over 50 countries, he has undergone extensive training on sustainable development. Deepak is an excellent underwater photographer and Advance Open Water PADI diver with more than 5000 hours of dive log. He aims to popularize marine biodiversity through research, field expeditions, publication of books.Established full fledge Marine Conservation Programme in BNHS.

 

Senior Scientific Adviser

Dr. Asad R. Rahmani

 

Asad R. Rahmani is the Former Director of the Bombay Natural History Society. He joined BNHS in 1980 and worked as Principal Scientist in various projects. In 1991, he joined the Department of Wildlife Science, Aligarh Muslim University, where he worked for six years. In 1997, he rejoined BNHS as Director and retired in July 2015. He has written more than 170 peer-reviewed research papers in national and international journals, 19 books, and numerous popular articles and book reviews. His principal research interest has been conservation of Indian bustards, storks and cranes, and many other threatened species, as well as grassland habitats. He was the Executive Editor of Journal of the BNHS, and Editor of Hornbill and Mistnet. He has been a Ph.D. guide to 10 students, and Principal Investigator of many prestigious projects of the BNHS, including the Important Bird Areas (IBA) Programme of BirdLife International, RSPB, and BNHS.

Membership in Professional Societies

·         Global Council member of BirdLife International, UK (2006-2013)

·         Chairman, BirdLife Asia Council (2006-2013)

·         Member of various Conservation Committees of Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change

·         Ph.D. Supervisor: Supervised ten Ph.D. studies till now.

·         Board members: Salim Ali Centre for Ornithology and Natural History

·         Member: National Board for Wildlife, Government of India, and other committees of the Ministry of Environment and Forests.

Honorary Position:

  1. Global Council member of BirdLife International, UK
  2. Chairman, BirdLife Asia Council
  3. Member of various Conservation Committees of MoEF, Govt. of India
  4. IUCN Species Specialist Group, former member
  5. BirdLife International, UK, Member
  6. Wetlands International South Asia, New Delhi, Member
 

Research

 

 

Dr.S Balchandran

Dr.Vibhu Prakash

Conservation

 

 


Priya Warekar


Rajesh T. Parmar


Salahudeen V K


Rahul Salunkhe


Unmesh Katwade


Milind M Dhupkar


Sampada S karkare


Prafula V Savarkar


Saurabh S Dande


Sayali Mavalankar


Dugra Prasad Srivastava


Balaji Survase


K Shaktivel

ENVIS

IBA


 


Abhijit A Malekar


 


Nandkishore Dudhe

Vulture Programme


Sachin Ranade


Nikita B Prakash


Niranjan Dalei


Soumya chakraborty


Parag Deori


Rajesh Kumar


Amar Prasad


Jai Kishan Sharma


Timan Singh


Prakash Chand


Bandhan Orao


Purna Rabha


Dhiraj Rabha


Basanta Rabha


Banaswar Das


Etwa Uraw


Kalu Chhetri


Prijush Sonar


Budharam Urao


Rohan Shringarpure


Mandar Kulkarni


Mohammed Quasin


Mayur Bowri


Indumoni Chetia


Rinkita Gurav


Animesh Mondal


Arindam Aditya


Yogesh Kumar


Purbasha Banerjee


Tek Singh


Ravi Kumar


Devidatta Sharma


Dev Karan


Mohd.Shamim


Alka Dube


Sherwin Everett


Sangita Medhi

Other Projects


P Kuruswamy


P Gangaiamaran


Saraskumar Behera


Vikas Pisal


Sumanth Mali


Ngulkholal Khongsai


Rohit Jha


Tuhina katti


Ameya R Karulkar

 


Abhisheka K

 

Collection


Rahul Khot


V M Hegde


Vinod Patil


Sameer B Bajaru

Shyam Jhadav

 

CEC Mumbai


Ashish Chandrabhan Yadav


Prakash Ghadashi


Vasant J Sawant


Baloo Patil


Dashrath B Lad


Dilip L Giri


Asha Patil


Sugandha Kasar


Vinayak S Giri


Prem K Devki

CEC Delhi

 

Lakhan Kohli


Dev Datta


Jitendra Kumar


Geeta Yadav

Membership & Programme

Central Marketing


Divyesh Parikh


Gisha Shanker


Pradnya S More


Kamlesh Hasaye


Amzad Hussian

 

 

MEDIA/PRO

Bilwada Kale

Accounts


Varsha Chalke


Ajit Majgaonkar


Darshana Patil


Swapnil S Mestry


Sushma Sakpal


Sneha Kadam

 

 

Administration


M G Mathews


Vasant R Naik


Shalet Alva


Santosh Mhapsekar


Sunil Ghavnalkar


Siddi Shelar


S V karambele


P Ranga


Ravindranath Tawade


Christy Swami


Parasnath Jaiswar


Vijaya Das


Sunder Ranga Pattem


Bharati Pawar


Shrikrishna Desai